National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
A select event for chapter leaders only, the National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) prepares chapter leaders to springboard into the year, helping them align their plans with SHPE’s mission and goals. It is developed specifically to learn best practices for running a successful chapter and for executing national objectives at a local level.
NILA takes place in two distinct parts: the virtual Certified Chapter Leader Program (CCLP) for all chapter leaders, and the in-person Presidents Summit which is exclusively for chapter presidents.
CERTIFIED CHAPTER LEADER PROGRAM (CCLP)
The CCLP program is guided by the Chapter Leader Workbook, which is updated every year and provides chapter leaders with an easy to use reference guide for how to successfully run a chapter. As part of the event, staff members each lead sessions about their areas of responsibility as covered in the workbook, supplemented by leadership training sessions offered by the membership team and outside speakers.
Year in School
August 3-7 | Orlando, Florida
As SHPE’s best and brightest servant leaders, our chapter president’s gather together in person every summer for leadership training and networking.
In 2022, we created a special chapter president handbook entitled “Ready, Set, Go!” This guide was based on the 2021 book Auténtico, 2nd Edition: The Definitive Guide to Latino Success by Dr. Robert Rodriguez and Andrés Tapia; and it included lessons and inspiration from the book, along with reflections on how to apply the learnings.